Six-year-old crushed under school bus wheels, driver arrested


"The school bus belonged to a private company, Mehta Travels. It had a contract with the SVP School for the last 20 years. Its owner, Jigar Mehta, gave us Yadav's address," said Pimple.

Mehta said Yadav had been a substitute for the company's permanent driver who had gone on leave. "He had been called only for today. As he was experienced, I trusted him," said Mehta.

Police said Yadav had been working with BEST and stayed in BEST colony in Malwani. He will be presented before a court on Thursday.

Accident route

February 29 Four-year-old Tanishka Nautiyal died after she was run over by the school bus after she was dropped home in Vasai

February 13 Three-year-old Tulaja Babban Kapure was run over by a school bus near R N Gandhi School close to Vidyavihar station

February 8 Six-year-old Zahra Shaikh was injured after she came under the wheels of a school bus in Vakola. The driver was allegedly listening to music when the accident took place

January 19 Five students were injured in an accident near the L P Flyover in Nerul when a school bus hit a tempo while taking a U-turn

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